Chicago - The Nashville Sessions - 2013
from VVN Music
As is becoming more-and-more commonplace, artists are re-recording their old material, not for small "oldies" labels as happened in the past, but to retain or reacquire rights to their own music.
That's how Chicago came to record The Nashville Sessions, a re-recording of fifteen of their biggest tracks.
It all started in 2008 when the group signed with international music publisher Primary Wave Music. According to the band "The entire landscape had changed from what was normal when the band's debut album, Chicago Transit Authority, was released in 1969. ... There was a 'disconnect' in terms of new recordings, new music and having a presence in other media and 'new media.'
"The old model had us waiting for the record companies, or the publishing companies, which represented our body of work, to create that presence. It was no longer efficient."
Luckily, the band had retained their rights to rerecord their music, so they went into a Nasville studio between projects and began the work of painstakingly recreating their original tracks. They first recreated the rhythm parts, even trying to duplicate every glitch and mistake. Then, Robert Lamm added the keyboard followed by the brass parts and the lead and backup vocals.
"Listening to the mixes we are amazed at how close we came to sounding like the original recordings."
01. 25 or 6 to 4
02. Make Me Smile
03. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
05. Saturday In The Park
06. Colour My World
07. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
08. Questions 67 and 68
09. Old Days
10. Just You And Me
11. Call On Me
12. Another Rainy Day in New York City
14. ( I've Been) Searchin' So Long
15. Alive Again
Esse post é para atender a um pedido desesperado do João Abel :) ;) .
NB: Eu entendi a parte aonde uma banda (ou o seu nome empresarial) com sua formação completamente diferente à original volta a gravar seus hits como forma de ter direito às suas músicas. Só não entendi porque elas precisavam ser tão similiares a da gravação original.